Friday, 22 March 2013

Aatma movie review

Release date: 22nd March 2013
 Rating : 2/5
Director : Suparn Verma
Producer : Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak
Music Director : Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur
Starring: Bipasha Basu, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Super star Bipasha Basu, who is known for her hot and bold looks has been experimenting with different roles from past few films. After giving a stunning performance in Raaz 3, Bipasha is back with yet another super natural thriller in Aatma. Also starring the super talented Nawazuddin Siddique, Aatma is directed by Supern Verma and has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.


The movie starts off with Maya (Bipasha Basu), a single mother that has managed to escape the cycle of abuse from her husband (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) after his death. Her sense of peace is shattered when she begins to discover that her husband possesses her 6 year old daughter (Doyel Dhawan).

Unusual things start happening in Maya’s life and many people get killed during the course. Rest of the story is as to how Maya manages to come out of the evil clutches of her possessive husband and manages to save her daughter.

Plus Points:

Bipasha Basu does a sincere effort with Aatma. She looks good as the troubled mother and also emotes well. The little child artist who did the role of Nia does a wonderful job. She not only acts well but carries the whole film on her shoulders. Some scenes where the evil Aatma possesses the child are shown in a very realistic manner. First 20 min of the second half is quite interesting.

Negative Points:

Though, Bipasha Basu acts well she seems to get repetitive in these kind of roles. Her look, body language and the way she has been showcased is quite ordinary. The movie suffers highly with some bad scripting. Nawazuddin Siddique has been completely wasted in the whole film. Though he is the evil Aatma, he has not been showcased properly. He is hardly there in the film and even his role does not suit the film.

As we except some nerve wracking thrills in every super natural film, Aatma has absolutely none of them. All the so called evil moments are quite ordinary and some times over the top. The first half takes for ever to finish and the story only enfolds in the second half. Climax of the film leaves a lot be explained and many of us would not relate to the ending.

Technical Aspects:

The look of the film is quite good. Since the story is mostly based in the house, its has been showcased well. Cinematography is quite good and this is the sole technical aspect in the entire film which is good. Special effects are very ordinary and do not scare or thrill you whatsoever.

Director Supern Verma’s story is very ordinary and has nothing to offer. Supern neither holds you on with an engaging story nor he manages some terrifying effects. Even his so called evil affects are over the top and have been showcased in many film. Screen play of the movie is just OK and only picks up in few places.


On the whole, Aatma is one film which is neither scary nor thrilling. Some over the top sequences and very ordinary story go against this film completely. Finally, this Aatma has no life and can be completely ignored even when it appears on TV.

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